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  Since 1995, Prashant Desai has worked (finance and investing) with various entrepreneurs like Kishore Biyani (Future Group), Rakesh Jhunjhunwala (Rare), Jignesh Shah (FT) and now with Sameer Sain (Everstone). He has managed treasury assets of Rs 3000 cr besides risking investing into almost everything from fixed...

  The Big Thoughts of Little Luv narrates the story of the twins Luv and Kusha. Karan Johar brings into focus the challenges faced by parents and the differences imposed between boys and girls by the parents while raising them. Here is his take on how to raise gender sensitive kids –  Hi, my name is Karan Johar, and I...

This is an extract from India’s Bravehearts: Untold Stories from the Indian Army by Lieutenant General Satish Dua (Retired) which will be out soon in 2020.  Lieutenant General Satish Dua (Retired), PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM, retired as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff. As the Corps Commander in Srinagar, he planned...

This is an excerpt from Mahabharata by Arshia Sattar. Out soon in 2020. Arshia Sattar has a PhD in classical Indian literatures from the University of Chicago. She works with the Sanskrit epics and storytelling traditions of India. Her abridged translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana, published in Penguin Classics, is...

खाना सही अनुपात में खाएं हम में से ज़्यादातर लोग जब डाइटिंग करते हैं तो इसके अंत तक आते-आते अक्सर हमें कब्ज़,ख़राब मूड,रूखी...

  This is an excerpt from Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography covering his life from early childhood through 1921. Gandhi wrote it at the behest of his co-workers, who encouraged him to explain the background to his public campaigns.   CHILD MARRIAGE Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall...

This is an extract from The 12 Commandments of Being a Woman by Tahira Kashyap Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is a writer and film-maker based in Mumbai. She is the author of three books and has directed two acclaimed short films, Pinni and Toffee. Her next book ‘The 12 Commandments of Being a Woman’ will be out...

  In March 2016, Kanhaiya Kumar, president of the JNU student union, was arrested on charges of sedition, locked up in Tihar Jail, and beaten up by lawyers in Patiala House court. He came out of the crisis a young political star. This is an extract from his memoir ‘From Bihar to Tihar’. I was made to strip, then...

  One of the greatest Tamil poets of all time, Subramania Bharati died in poverty. He gained enormous fame after his death, and there was an unprecedented popular demand to nationalize his writings. This is the story of the battle for copyright over a writer’s work in a newly independent country. Who Owns that Song?...

The expectations of widowhood did not sit well with Ayesha[Gayatri Devi]. Her mother [Indira Devi, maharani of Cooch Behar] had shunned all conventions when Jit[Indira Devi’s husband, the maharaja of Cooch Behar] died, rejecting any notion of living the austere life of a widow, such as renouncing worldly pleasures,...